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Susanville WebXtra for March 13th, 2018
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Fish, bird and small animal bones are part of the archeological record of northeastern California. -BLM photo

Prehistoric Lassen County Subject of Next ‘Discover Lassen’ Program at the Depot

The lifeways of northeast California’s earliest people, those who lived before written history, will be the topic at the Lassen Land and Trails Trust’s next Discover Lassen presentation, to be held Wednesday, March 21st, at 7:00p.m., at the Susanville Railroad Depot, 601 Richmond Road.

Bureau of Land Management Archaeologist Marilla Martin will discuss paleontological and archaeological discoveries that reveal much about how the earliest people lived in the region and even how the landscape differed from what we know today.

“Recent paleontological discoveries including a mastodon tooth tell us much about the region and the animals that survived here millions of years ago,” Martin said.

“On the other hand, archeological finds such as rock structures, prehistoric rock ovens and rock art provide clues about how the first people adapted to the landscape and used the available plant and animal resources.”

Martin is the lead archaeologist for the BLM’s Eagle Lake Field Office based in Susanville. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in anthropology from California State University, Chico and her master’s thesis focused on prehistoric cooking in northeast California.

Discover Lassen is speaker series focusing on the lands, resources and recreation unique to Lassen County. Admission to the talks is free; the organization accepts donations at the door.

Martin’s presentation will include information about these
unique ‘donut stones’ found in our region.

Upcoming Writer’s Workshop Series Designed to Help Authors Find Their Voice

Widely published poet Dianna Henning will be offering a series of eight writing workshops in Susanville beginning March 22nd, geared towards helping authors find their voice.

The series of classes will feature writing exercises designed to, “surprise you with self-discovery.” Writers taking part in the class will receive handouts, dictionaries, journals, pens and lots of encouragement.

Participants who choose to, will give a reading at the end of the series. Henning also hopes to publish some of the writing in a mini-book at the end of the workshop series.

The two-hour classes will be held each Thursday from March 22nd through May 10th at 10:00a.m., at 815 Cottage Street.

The program is funded by Poets and Writers. Space is limited so please call 257-3864 to reserve your place.

Blue Star Moms Holding Dinner and Bingo
Fundraiser March 21st

Drawings, good food and fun are promised for all at a special Bingo and Dinner night fundraiser benefitting the Soaring Eagle Blue Star Moms on March 21st.

A taco dinner will be served at 5:00p.m. followed by Bingo at 6:00 in the Monsignor Moran Hall on Weatherlow Street.

For more information call Blue Star Moms chapter President Joanne Darlington at 249-0453.

Lassen College Celebrating Local Women at Annual Women’s Conference Event

Lassen Community College and the Lassen College Foundation will be presenting a special women’s conference and luncheon to celebrate the women of Lassen County March 17th, in the college’s sports complex.

The three-hour event, which begins at 11:00a.m., is titled ‘Nevetheless She Persisted’ and will feature guest speakers, networking and the honoring of local women.

There is limited seating available, please reserve your tickets today by calling Monteil Ackley at 257-6181 x8922.

Cost to attend is $10 per person or $60 for a table, which seats eight. Students get in free with a current school I.D.

A threshing crew works near Standish in the early 1920’s

Susanville News
March 13, 1923

Plans are afoot to double the production and facilitate the marketing of potatoes on Honey Lake Valley this year.

Already three cars or over 100,000 pounds of certified seed have been ordered from Idaho and will be shipped before April 1. Plans are being made to get the state inspector, who is located at San Diego, to inspect the seed in order that the California certified seed association may be able to handle much of this crop as seed potatoes thereby commanding a better price. With this possibility there will still remain a sufficient quantity of potatoes in the valley to supply all local needs.

Twenty-one sacks of certified seed have arrived for the high school potato club and another shipment of 25 sacks will be here soon. This seed is supplied the high school boys by the association at a very moderate rate to compare in production with local or ordinary seed.

Mr. J. F. Lane and Mr. Nelson of Madeline, have just purchased two purebred Ayrshire bulls from Carl J. Lockwood of Sparks, Nevada.

Dr. I. J. Anderson of the United States Bureau of Animal Industry, has announced that Big Valley was entirely free from tubercular cattle.

The women of the Methodist church held a bazaar last evening in the church parlors. A cooked food booth was managed by Mrs. Ralph Taylor, assisted by Mrs. Anderson. Mrs. J. J. Woodward and Mrs. Ira Price managed an apron and fancy work booth and Mrs. Spaulding one for potted plants. Mrs. Love and Mrs. Robert Fulton, assisted by high school girls served coffee or tea with doughnuts.

If you are a fan of our daily history stories you should join the Lassen Historical Society! It's a fun way to be a part of our county's rich history. When you sign up you'll receive regular Historical Society newsletters with interesting stories and information. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in area history.

Through your membership you help preserve local history.
You can download a membership application here.

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Congratulations to Phyllis Wilson, winner of this week's Pizza Factory giveaway!

You too could win a large one-topping pizza from the Susanville or Janesville Pizza Factory locations just by entering our weekly giveaway!

Just click here and follow the link to our handy entry form. You can enter once per day from each email address. We’ll announce our weekly winner right here next Monday morning.

The prize is good for take-out or dine-in orders only, sorry no delivery.

Good luck and enjoy that yummy Pizza Factory Pizza!

Today: Chance of rain in the morning, then rain and snow likely in the afternoon. Highs 43 to 53. South winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

Tonight: Snow and rain likely. Lows 22 to 32.

Wednesday Through Friday: Cloudy with a chance of snow and rain. Highs 41 to 51. Lows 22 to 32.

Friday Night: Cloudy with a chance of snow and rain. Lows 15 to 25.

Saturday: Cloudy with a chance of showers. Highs 38 to 48.

Tuesday, March 13
Lassen Community College Kinship Education Program free workshop: Education and Dialogue for LGBTQ Issues presented by Daisy Murdock. 5:30 – 7:30 pm at Lassen Community College in the Creative Arts Building room #127. For additional information please call (530) 257-6181 x8901 or email:   

Tuesday, March 13

Lassen Lit Rocks holds free workshops every Tuesday morning from 11:30 – 1:00. Free Functional Literacy classes every Tuesday afternoon from 4:00 – 5:15 and free ESL classes every Tuesday evening from 5:30 – 7:00. Lassen Library, 1618 Main St. Sign up for LassenLitRocks Adult Literacy Program 530-257-7471.

Wednesday, March 14
Lassen Lit Rocks holds free workshops every Wednesday morning from 11:30 – 1:00, free Typing workshops every Wednesday afternoon from 12:30 – 1:30, Citizenship classes every Wednesday afternoon from 3:30 – 4:30 and free GED Prep classes every Wednesday evening from 5:00 – 6:30. Lassen Library, 1618 Main St. You can sign up for the LassenLitRocks Adult Literacy Program 530-257-7471.

Wednesday, March 14
Knights of Columbus Wednesday Night Bingo. 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., dinner, 6:30 pm early bird bingo, 7:00 p.m., regular bingo games. Monsignor Moran Hall, 140 N. Weatherlow Street.

Wednesday, March 14
Integrative Yoga with Kelly Fairbank will be held every Wednesday morning from 9:00 – 10:30. Athletic Yoga with Jim Reichle will be held every Wednesday evening from 6:00 – 7:00 at the Old Clubhouse, at the golf course, 470-835 Wingfield Road. For more information, please call (530) 310-3394.

Thursday, March 15
Lassen Lit Rocks holds free workshops every Thursday morning from 11:30 – 1:00. Lassen Library, 1618 Main St. 530-257-7471

Thursday, March 15
Lassen Lit Rocks holds free ESL workshops every Thursday evening from 4:30 – 6:00. These classes and workshops are located at Shaffer School, 722-055 US-395, Litchfield, CA 96117. You can sign up for LassenLitRocks Adult Literacy Program 530-257-7471

Thursday, March 15
Westwood Bingo is every Thursday night at 125 Birch St., in Westwood. $10 per ten pack of cards, $1 Quickie games and $1 Early Bird Game.

Friday, March 16
Lassen Family Services Parenting Group 9:30 – 10:30 pm at Lassen Family Services, 1306 Riverside Dr. Parenting Group classes are designed to help reduce chaos and power struggles within families. All classes are free, but space is limited. Please contact Heather at 530-257-4599 for more information.

Friday, March 16
Lassen Aurora Network Support Group: Wellness Support from 10:00 – 12:00 p.m. Lassen Aurora Network 815 Cottage St. 530-257-3864

Lassen Aurora Network Support Group: Women’s Group from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Lassen Aurora Network 815 Cottage St. 530-257-3864

Friday, March 16
Restorative Yoga with Ellie Orbeton will be held every Friday morning from 9:00 – 10:30 at the Old Clubhouse at the golf course, 470-835 Wingfield Road. For more information call (530) 310-3394.

Saturday, March 17
Show us your shamrocks! Party like an Irishman (or woman) at the Pioneer Saloon. All day corned beef and cabbage, drink specials and that night live music from local favorites, Timeless, with their mix of classic, danceable rock and roll! Come in for dinner, stay to dance! No cover.  Live Music is from 8:00 – 11:00.

Saturday, March 17
Masonic Lodge #149 host their 3rd Saturday Breakfast from 8:00 – 11:00 am. The cost is $6.00, and it’s held at the Susanville Masonic Hall on Lassen Street (Across from the Post Office) the 3rd Saturday of each month.

Saturday, March 17
Yoga for Everyone with Lynda Jackson will be held every Saturday morning from 9:00 – 10:30 at the Old Clubhouse, at the golf course, 470-835 Wingfield Road. For more information call (530) 310-3394.

Saturday, March 17
Lassen Lit Rocks holds free GED Prep classes every Saturday morning from 11:30 – 1:30. These classes and workshops are located in the Lassen Library, 1618 Main St. You can sign up for the LassenLitRocks Adult Literacy Program 530-257-7471.

Saturday, March 17
LCC Women’s Conference & Luncheon.  Honoring women of Lassen Community who have persevered and made a difference. Conference will be from 11:00 – 2:00 pm at the Lassen College Gymnasium. The cost is $10. Please call Monteil Ackley at (530) 257-6181 ext. 8922 for more information.

Saturday and Sunday, Saturday, March 17 and 18
Ranger-led Snowshoe Walks January through April.  Ranger-led snowshoe walks are an excellent way to explore Lassen Volcanic National Park in its winter form. Walks are open to those 8 years and older and last 1 1/2 to 2 hours. The walks start at 1:30 pm at the Lassen Volcanic National Park Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center. A $1 donation to cover snowshoe maintenance is appreciated. For more information, please call Please call the visitor center staff at 530-595-4480.

Monday, March 19
Community Yoga with Lynda Jackson will be held every Monday morning from 9:00 – 10:30. Athletic Yoga with Jim Reichle will be held every Monday evening from 6:00 – 7:00 at the Old Clubhouse, at the golf course, 470-835 Wingfield Road. For more information call (530) 310-3394.

Monday, March 19
Susanville Weight Watchers every Monday from 12:00 – 1:00 and 5:30 – 6:30 at the Susanville Mall Community Room, 805 Main Street, Susanville. For more information, please contact Theresa 530-310-5896.

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